14 May 2019 Gershon Kurizki


Speaker: Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute
Title: Thermal baths as resources: more friends than foes
Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 10:00
Cookie & Tea: SOS B16, 9:45
Place: SOS B16
web: https://physics-seminars.ku.edu.tr/

I will show that the environment, modelled as a thermal bath,
which is usually viewed as a nuisance or a disaster for any  quantum-
mechanical application, can in fact  be an asset for a wealth of
applications. In particular, it can provide useful information on dynamical
processes, serve as a quantum-information link,  promote (rather than
destroy) quantum entanglement and be a source of useful work or
refrigeration. These applications require appropriate control and
engineering of the bath.

Short Bio: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/chemphys/gershon/home